The joy of shopping for a wedding dress can quickly turn into anxiety as the high cost of the dress can eat up more than half of the wedding budget. Wedding dress shopping is supposed to be a fun experience! For “affordable wedding dresses near me”, more women are turning to pop-up wedding dress sales.
Whether you are looking for bridal dresses on a budget or have an open-ended financial plan, a bridal pop-up dress shop may have your dream dress. One of the main goals of a pop-up wedding sales events is to provide brides the opportunity to shop for a dress in-person without travelling hundreds of miles. Plus, bridal dress shopping in-person allows for a hands-on inspection of the dress and to try it on before making such a huge decision.
Here are some tips on how to find an affordable wedding dress that checks all of your boxes at a pop-up wedding dress shop.
No Need for Advance Booking or Appointments
Travelling pop-up wedding dress shops are usually open for one-day sales. This type of event means there is no need to book an appointment. Dresses are available on a first-come, first-served basis, which means you have the opportunity to shop at any time during the sales event.
You Can Save Time
By shopping online, or through a bridal boutique, having the dress ordered and shipped can take up to six months to arrive. With a pop-up wedding dress sale, your choice of gown is available that day. The sales event location may also have the same dress in various sizes, so you can find the perfect fit.
Get Heavy Discounts on Wedding Dresses
Shopping at a wedding dress pop-up sale puts the emphasis on the sale. These off-the-rack dresses are offered at discounts from 40% to 80% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The discounts do not take away from the quality of the dresses.
Shop for Matching Wedding Accessories
Many of the wedding dress pop-up shops have various bridal accessories on-hand such as veils, headbands, belts, and sashes. With accessories, the best way to match your dress is to have the dress with you. It’s a win-win situation when shopping at a bridal pop-up sales event.
Minimal or No Alterations Needed
The dresses at these events often are available in sizes from 0 to 28. Having options allow brides to find a near perfect fit in a gown of their choice. Some brides may require a bit of alterations between the day of purchasing the dress and the wedding. Trying on different dresses will give you a better perspective of the various fittings of dresses.
Take Your Wedding Dress Home with You on the Same Day
Once brides find THEIR dress, there is no worry or stress of having to wait to bring it home. A travelling pop-up wedding dress shopping event allows the bride to take the dress home that very same day. This eliminates the waiting period and any added stress of delivery times.
Explore More Wedding Dress Options
It is important to remember these sales events offer a multitude of dress choices. Many times, brides have a preconceived idea of what makes the perfect dress. Being able to try on the style may uncover details one didn’t expect while being able to explore more options.
Plus Size Wedding Dress Options
Pop-up wedding sales events strive to serve brides of all shapes and sizes. Whether it is a size 16 or a size 28, these sales events offer a vast selection of long and short plus-size dresses made with assorted materials.
Get Bridal Gowns Designed by Famous Designers
The wedding dresses range from traditional to modern styles by renown national and international designers. Brides may uncover many limited-run dresses which are made to highlight the designer’s latest collections, mostly as a sample for shows.
How to Find a Pop-Up Wedding Dress Sale Near You?
When it comes to pop-up wedding dress sales events, Opportunity Bridal has you covered, in more ways than one! We are a one-day pop-up shop that travels across Canada to give brides the chance to find that perfect wedding dress!
For a large selection of international and Canadian designer dresses at discounts of 50% to 80% of the MSRP, check out when Opportunity Bridal will be coming to your neighbourhood here.
Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.